Grow Your Own Magazine

Navbar button growfruitandveg.co.uk Logo
Forum Navigation

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 26
Like Tree17Likes

Thread: Rosemary going downhill.

  1. #1
    Marb67 is offline Cropper
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    1,145

    Default Rosemary going downhill.

    Why oh why when I buy a new plant does it end up dying ? I overwintered it in the cold greenhouse out the frost. Not kept the compost damp or anything but now it’s ended up like this
    Rosemary going downhill.-a735ebbb-215f-4aae-a19b-cf9c40b24fd8.jpg
    Last edited by Marb67; 26-03-2018 at 12:31 PM.

  2. #2
    Greenleaves's Avatar
    Greenleaves is offline The Weed Fairy
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    9,733

    Default

    My rosemary lives outside all year round Marb, maybe you have shown it too much love ?
    Snoop Puss, Bigmallly and 1Bee like this.
    Mod with attitude!

  3. #3
    Nicos's Avatar
    Nicos is offline 'Allo 'Allo !
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Normandy (61) France
    Posts
    45,135

    Default

    Rosemary thrives in well drained sandy soil...your compost, although fairly dry looking doesn't look particularly sandy?
    They also don't like cold wet roots.

    My rosemary grows well in my sandy garden but that too has had quite a bit of dieback this year.
    Can't answer your question marb, but maybe it needs a lighter , sandier compost?
    Could the frost have got to it?

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-y...herbs/rosemary
    "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

  4. #4
    nickdub is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Ross-on-Wye
    Posts
    2,434

    Default

    Knock it out of the pot and have a look at the roots. If all seems well, cut off the dead stuff on top as part of it looks quite healthy. As has been said re-pot in a gritty compost and soak the pot in a bucket of water for an hour, then put it somewhere warm and dry to see how it goes.

    If you're unsure when examining the roots, post another pick showing them please.
    Nicos and Marb67 like this.

  5. #5
    bramble's Avatar
    bramble is offline Gardening Guru
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland. East Coast.
    Posts
    8,428

    Default

    My Rosemary is sat out on the back step in a large pot.
    It's a mass of flowers at the moment.
    Potted and growing in very course sandy soil with some grit around the stem to keep it from being waterlogged.
    Cut it back and report it Marb.

    And when your back stops aching,
    And your hands begin to harden.
    You will find yourself a partner,
    In the glory of the garden.

    Rudyard Kipling.

  6. #6
    Bigmallly's Avatar
    Bigmallly is offline Think outside the box
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Chilling out in my Tree Nest.
    Posts
    25,224

    Default

    Wish I could help you with you dilemma Marb. Here are mine, been stood outside to get on with it........the fag ash & dog pee might have helped mine..................I always like to give growing tips if I can.

    Rosemary going downhill.-img_20180327_182835.jpg
    Last edited by Bigmallly; 27-03-2018 at 07:00 PM.
    “Gorillas are very intelligent, but they don't have to be as delicate as chimps -- they can just smash open the termite nest,”
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Official Member Of The Nutters Club - Rwanda Branch.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sent from my ZX Spectrum with no predictive text..........
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    KOYS - King Of Yellow Stickers..............

  7. #7
    Bigmallly's Avatar
    Bigmallly is offline Think outside the box
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Chilling out in my Tree Nest.
    Posts
    25,224

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bramble View Post
    Cut it back and report it Marb.
    You can't report poor Rosemary............
    “Gorillas are very intelligent, but they don't have to be as delicate as chimps -- they can just smash open the termite nest,”
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Official Member Of The Nutters Club - Rwanda Branch.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sent from my ZX Spectrum with no predictive text..........
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    KOYS - King Of Yellow Stickers..............

  8. #8
    veggiechicken's Avatar
    veggiechicken is offline Warning!! Contains Nuts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sunshiny South Wales
    Posts
    59,550
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmallly View Post
    Wish I could help you with you dilemma Marb. Here are mine, been stood outside to get on with it........the fag ash & dog pee might have helped mine..................I always like to give growing tips if I can.

    Attachment 79211
    Looks like they were Yellow stickered plants too, BM - or is that the "dog" effect?
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    @realveggiechicken

    All we are saying is..........Give seeds a chance.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts